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The Play of Little Soldier

Written by Bernard Ashley

Part of the Heinemann Plays For 11-14 Series

The Play of Little Soldier Synopsis

This is a wonderful adaptation of Bernard Ashley's critically acclaimed novel of the same name, which was short listed for the Carnegie and the Guardian Fiction Awards. Kaninda is an ex-child soldier from East Africa, orphaned and living in London. When a child from a nearby estate is hit by a car, he is drawn into an inter-estate conflict. The story combines current conflicts in London with real war in Africa. Little Soldier is a gritty and gripping play with a fast-moving, exciting plot which will hook boys. The play can be used to explore: different cultures (set in Africa in London) urban gang culture and moral questions literary and dramatic techniques and devices.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780435125813
Publication date: 30th May 1970
Author: Bernard Ashley
Publisher: Heinemann an imprint of Pearson Education Limited
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages

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